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Labour’s Benniteinfluenced Alternative Economic Strategy. His addresses to the 1980 Liverpool and 1981 Glasgow unemployment demonstrations are illuminating in this regard. Both speeches were dominated by pathos as Foot sought to empower his audiences and enflame their political passions through the use of emotive and aggressive language. Speaking in Liverpool he urged the demonstration to ‘kill the lie that there is no alternative to mass unemployment … Banish the despair which mass unemployment brings in its train. Of course we can stop the whole wretched process of

in Labour orators from Bevan to Miliband
The Smiths and the challenge of Thatcherism
Joseph Brooker

Britain, he offered another, sometimes a critique of that official view. Inflammatory assertions were tempered with bathos and punchlines: the model was more Oscar Wilde than Arthur Scargill. He could even match one summative slogan (‘There Is No Alternative’, ‘On Your Bike’) with another (‘Meat Is Murder’, ‘The Queen Is Dead’). Of course, Morrissey was marginal to the discursive contests of the day, and his contributions altered no politician’s course. Thatcherism had more prominent, accredited opponents: Neil Kinnock, Ken Livingstone, Edward Heath. Even within pop

in Why pamper life's complexities?
Bryce Lease

gender relations. While the production offers a critique of Polish martyrology and heroism, the use of racial masquerade is arrogated to white Polish bodies and there is no alternative parallel performance from actors of color. Is this a refuge from ‘raging Eurocentrism,’ as suggested by Szpecht, or merely a distorted picture of Europe’s self-image through its racist fantasies? Ultimately, the space for the co-presence of the abject African subjects (Kali and Mea) alongside the implied marginalization of the Polish Scouts, whose bigoted patriotism may be read as an

in After ’89
The political history of two principal trends in British Trotskyism, 1945–2009
Phil Burton-Cartledge

established at the outset and remained Grant’s view until his death in 2006: When the masses first begin to move, they always turn to the traditional mass organisations. They will turn to the Labour Party time and time again because there is no alternative – no mass revolutionary party. 6 The RSL sought to maximise its impact on Labour’s structures by capturing positions with maximum political leverage and a minimum of routine work. But the RSL initially found progress difficult, partly owing to the place occupied by the SLL, and similar-sized competition from the

in Against the grain
Heidi Hansson

, she said, was her own affair, and she intended to learn useful things and not useless ones. Considering that the useless ones in question included nearly every branch of ordinary information, and quite every ladylike accomplishment, it will be seen that Babs had at least the courage of her opinions.61 Given that the novel’s main character is a boy, women’s education is obviously not a central concern, and there is no alternative understanding of its main purpose than to produce a ‘lady’. In the case of Babs Kennedy, this process would give her the polish of what

in Irish women’s writing, 1878–1922
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Derrida's recreational pharmacology and the rhetoric of drugs
Dave Boothroyd

truth drug which works well, but only in the proper dosage: as noted above, he is against the ‘blind usage of drugs’ (Derrida, 1981b: 72). The philosopher is here identified with the certified pharmacist. Derrida’s attempt to attain a still higher form of the drug discovers how Socratic truth is itself but one of the effects of the drug (in the form of Writing). Clearly it will be necessary to experiment with a drug which is not licensed (nor can be licensed) and for which no reliable table of dosages can exist. To get beyond thinking the drug as substance, there is no

in Culture on drugs
Peter Mayo

’, the slogan of the World Social Forum, in contrast to the current neoliberal mantra: ‘there is no alternative’ (TINA). Any consensus around this view would beg the question: what strategies need to be developed at the local and global 105 106 Higher education in a globalising WORLD levels for this consummation to occur? What kinds of utopias can be conjured by the group? Does the Cottonera Resource Centre provide one of the liminal spaces in this day and age for the expression, elaboration and intermeshing of heterotopias? Conclusion: authority and

in Higher education in a globalising world
The Clash, left melancholia and the politics of redemption
Colin Coulter

MELANCHOLIA AND THE POLITICS OF REDEMPTION 79 and injustice documented in the song were in the ascendant and moving towards what only in hindsight looks like their inevitable triumph. In the song’s lyrics, there is no sense that such a calamity might be avoided. In its refusal to even conceive of a different outcome, ‘Straight to Hell’ might be said to prefigure the ultimate victory of neoliberalism, an ideological project that from the outset insisted that ‘there is no alternative’. While it may seem counter-intuitive at first, it is, as we shall see later, precisely this

in Working for the clampdown
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The case of uterus and penis transplantation
Gennaro Selvaggi and Sean Aas

reconstruction techniques. Uterus transplantation restores fertility in cases of absolute uterine factor infertility (AUFI), which is the most significant cause of totally untreatable infertility (Olausson et al. 2014). Currently, there is no alternative that will permit a woman with AUFI to carry on a pregnancy and deliver a live baby. Interestingly, to serve this end a uterus transplantation need not involve permanent implantation of a donor organ. Thus, uterus transplantation is the first ephemeral (i.e. lasting for a short time) transplantation type, whereby the

in The freedom of scientific research
John Donne, George Chapman and the senses of night in the 1590s
Susan Wiseman

noone stay, We shall new shadowes make the other way. As the first were made to blinde Others, these which come behinde Will work upon our selves, and blind our eyes. If our loves faint, and westwardly decline, To me thou, falsely, thine, And I to thee mine actions shall disguise. (ll. 14–21)8 The possibility of continuing love is introduced almost parenthetically and semi-subjectively; ‘Except’ the love stays at frank, ‘reduc’d’, undisguised noon, there is no alternative but that love will decline and so be shadowed by disguise, feigned openness, lies. If ‘morning

in The senses in early modern England, 1558–1660